Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday's Beginnings (59)

How are you faring in reading at the beginning of this week?  Are you starting a new book or finishing one up?

Well, it's been a slow week on the reading and blogging front for me.  We have been trying to get things situated around the house here as we had an open house with the realitor on Sunday.  And that I was gone ALL day Saturday didn't leave me any cleaning time, so it had to be done through the week when I would normally read or blog. 

Oh, what did I do that I was gone all day Saturday you ask... Well, I was determined and took my son with me to New York Comic Con. :) Yeap, we made it there and back.  It was definitely a wonderful experience for me.  I had a great time.  But that will be another blog post.  I was hoping to have pictures and a post up today, maybe even a vlog post (if I can figure out how to do one) as I have loads to share.  But, I ended up coming down with a head cold yesterday/last night and have not moved from the couch today.  I am just now starting to move more.  And I didn't even get much reading done with my eyes and head hurting so much.  So, if my throat clears up and I can talk, maybe just maybe I'll do a vlog for you all. :)  We will see... What do you think?

Well, I am still working on the same books.  Double Cross by Carolyn Crane for the chats Robyn from The Bookoholic Zone and I are having, along with Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells for our chats on it as well..  I am loving both of these books!  And there is also my fantasy guilty pleasure, The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

I was hoping to have my review of The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay up this past week, but the week got away from me.  Sorry.  I will work extremely hard to have it up by Friday this week.

My WANT list... I just was looking at the list and it's hard to believe I only added two books.  Hm, I must really be slacking here.  This list has grown unbelievably fast.  But, I will have to retire one day... ;)

Books Received Last Week:

For Review:
Synopsis from Goodreads:
“Close your eyes tightly—tightly—and keep them closed . . .”

From a Victorian Ireland of magic, poetry and rebellion, Ida Jameson, an amateur occultist, reaches out for power, but captures Laura Armstrong, a modern-day graphic artist instead. Now, for the man or demon she loves, each woman must span a bridge through Hell and across history . . . or destroy it.

“Every passionate man is linked with another age, historical or imaginary, where alone he finds images that rouse his energy.” W. B. Yeats

Anchored in fact on both sides of history, Laura and Ida, modern rationalist and fin de siècle occultist, are linked from the moment Ida channels Laura into the body of celebrated beauty and Irish freedom-fighter Maud Gonne. When Laura falls—from an ocean and a hundred years away—passionately, Victorianly in love with the young poet W. B. Yeats, their love affair entwines with Irish history and weaves through Yeats’s poetry until Ida discovers something she wants more than magic in the subterranean spaces in between.

With her Irish past threatening her orderly present and the man she loves in it, Laura and Yeats—the practical materialist and the poet magus—must find a way to make love last over time, in changing bodies, through modern damnation, and into the mythic past to link their pilgrim souls . . . or lose them forever.
I am really looking forward to reading this one.  I enjoyed Skyler's first book very much.

I am hoping to have a great reading week and get loads done.  Now, will it happen?  Only time will tell.

So, how are you faring this week?  Does it look like a good reading week?

Here's to you having a great week in words and pages.

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